AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Nervous System, 64442, 64443 (Q&A) (July 1996)

July 1996 page 11c Coding Consultation Nervous System, 64442, 64443 (Q&A) Question In a recent CPT Assistant article you addressed coding facet joint injections. However, I'm still uncertain as to how many facet joints there are in a single level facet joint block, as opposed to a two-level block. Can you help clarify this? AMA Comment There are two facet joints in a single level facet joint block. You should use code 64442 to report the injection of the right and left facet joints of a single vertebral segment (eg, L4). In a two-level block (eg, L4-L5), there...

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